Motor Control and Switchgear

New highly flexible, rugged VFD motor cables debuted at ATX West

13 February 2020

Source: Lapp USASource: Lapp USALapp USA introduced a line of highly flexible, shielded variable frequency drive (VFD) motor cables for industrial tray applications with a tight bending radius. The new cables, Ölflex VFD 1XL and 1XL with Signal, were displayed at ATX West, which ran Feb. 11-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Ölflex VFD 1XL cables feature XLPE (Plus) insulation, which results in a reduced cable outer diameter, making it possible to install more cables into increasingly crowded cable trays or cable carrier systems, or to downsize protective cable conduit systems.

The highly flexible cables also carry a CF-01 continuous flex rating in accordance with LAPP’s UL-Verified Continuous Flex Test Method (UL Verified ID A522492). The cables’ exceptional flexibility makes them easy to install inside cabinets where crowding is a concern. Additional approvals include:

  • UL TC-ER per UL 1277
  • C(UL) CIC FT4
  • Meets XHHW-2 performance requirements per UL 44

Since VFD motors often operate in harsh industrial environments, cables that connect them to their drives have to stand up to these factory conditions. Ölflex VFD 1XL cables are engineered to resist oil, water, impact and other environmental hazards. This combination of robust construction, flexibility and reliability make these cables suitable for use with pumps, compressors, conveyors, elevators, extruders, presses, HVAC and other industrial applications with VFD motor connections.

For more information about the Ölflex VFD 1XL and 1XL with Signal cables, visit Lapp USA's catalog pages.

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